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Family ties

Top News: The two Koreas agreed on the final list of families separated during the Korean War that will be reunited at a tourist site in North Korea after a rough two-year suspension of the program, due to political tensions between the North and South.

Can Korean scholars save a language?

Hoping to preserve their language, the Cia-Cia people of Indonesia try adopting the Korean alphabet.

A World of Trouble: Is the nightmare over?

With signs of economic recovery finally emerging, here's where things stand in 20 countries.

Nuclear mixed signals

Top News: North Korea announced it is in the final stages of successfully enriching uranium, material that can be used to create nuclear weapons, and that it is in the process of weaponizing plutonium extracted from spent fuel rods.

North Korea in final stages of uranium enrichment

North Korea announced it is in the final stages of successfully enriching uranium, material that can be used to create nuclear weapons, and that it is in the process of weaponizing plutonium extracted from spent fuel rods, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency. Pyongyang said it is not opposed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a statement made through the North's state-run KCNA, which cited a letter to the head of the United Nations Security Council, according to Yonhap.

Making peace, even after death

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S Korea's former prez Kim Dae-jung dies

South Korea's former president Kim Dae-jung, who was the first South Korean leader to shake hands with the North's leader Kim Jong-il, died Tuesday at 85 from heart failure.  Kim, unlike his predecessors, embraced the North and propelled an engagement policy towards the North that would later become known as the Sunshine policy. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 after holding a historic summit with his North Korean counterpart. 

Forget the PGA loss. Will Tiger go for gold?

BOSTON — The International Olympic Committee has always prided itself on being unpredictable, as demonstrated by the string of upsets — like Atlanta over Athens for the centennial Olympics—in the selection of host cities.

That's great about the Americans, now let us go too!

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Pyongyang's negotiating tactics

SEOUL — The months of watching and waiting in agony finally came to an end when the two U.S. journalists who had been sentenced to 12 years in North Korean prisons stepped off a chartered plane with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. For over a four-month period, the families of the two reporters watched in horror as Pyongyang slowly but in an orderly fashion made public the detainment, indictment and sentencing of the two women for trespassing and committing “grave crimes.”
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